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City of Oaks Raleigh, NC

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Raleigh, NC is widely known for being the Capital of North Carolina. However, here at Carolina Tree Care, we find it equally impressive that Raleigh is also known as the City of Oaks. 

Top 10 Trees Found Across NC Yards

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The state of North Carolina is covered in beautiful trees. If you've ever wondered what trees are most common throughout the Piedmont, Triad, and Coastal yards of NC, we have the list for you! 

4 Genius Mulching Tricks

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Summer temperatures are soaring high across the Carolinas. Due to high temperatures, it’s the perfect time to make sure your mulch is properly placed! Just as sunblock protects and preserves our skin, mulch works very much the same for trees and plants. Protect and preserve trees on your property with our top 4 mulching tricks.

Keep Your Azaleas Happy & Healthy

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Azaleas are in full bloom and a real treat in our Southern landscapes. These vibrant shrubs soften the edges of our urban environment and provide incredible color during the spring. These are hardy plants but do have a few insect threats. A primary threat to these beautiful blooms is the Lace bug.

Carolina Tree Care Launches ArborWISE

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Your Trees. Your Property. Our Passion. 

Our passion for trees and plants is the reason behind starting ArborWISE, a Certified Plant Health Care Program.

The Do's and Don'ts of DIY Tree Care

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A pole saw can come in handy for easy to reach limbs that need a quick trim, but knowing where to draw the line on DIY tree work can be a bit more complicated. We want you and your trees healthy and happy that's why we created a Do’s and Don'ts list when it comes to do-it-yourself tree work!

Community Partner Spotlight: JC Raulston Arboretum

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Carolina Tree Care is proud to announce partnering with JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University! Currently with over 6,220 taxa in the Arboretum’s living collection, this community partnership not only helps grow and expands the Arboretum located in Raleigh, Durham but is a valued resource for professionals in the green industry. The JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University offers horticultural lectures, classes and courses, workshops, and tours throughout the location.

Do Your Maples Look Gloomy?

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If your maples are looking a little less than spectacular, it is likely caused by an insect called Gloomy Scale. Gloomy Scale is an armored “scale insect” that attaches itself to the bark and sucks out nutrients, water, and sugars from the tree. In heavy infestations the tree will suffer from a lack of nutrition. This causes discolored leaves, cracking of the bark, weak and improper growth patterns and branch dieback. In many cases the tree can die if not treated.

The Natural Disaster We Know is Coming

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This past hurricane and winter storm season, we saw numerous trees down on buildings, cars, access roads, and power lines. We also saw just how expensive and damaging natural disasters can be. Natural disasters can put extreme strain on our budgets, create liability issues, and disrupt everyday operations. What if we could plan and budget for natural disasters before it's too late? We can.

Emerald Ash Borer(EAB) is a pest and a natural disaster to trees. We know now, EAB has been identified in many cities and towns in North Carolina including Charlotte and Raleigh - Durham. It has killed tens of millions of trees since its discovery in Michigan in 2002. Our municipalities plan to protect a few high value and historic trees with insecticides. The rest will be cut down ahead of the infestation.



If we do not combat against the borer, the spread of EAB is inevitable.  Once a tree becomes infested, treatment is no longer an option. Brittle and considered extremely dangerous, an infected tree can quickly become a hazard and liability. Once treatment is no longer a possibility, tree removal is the only option.  but can be very costly to the homeowner. Infected ash tree removals are considered costly, typically requiring expensive equipment like a crane to ensure safety. 

The below snapshot documents just how quickly trees fail after EAB infestation. These Ash trees were identified about 5 miles north of Durham, in Sept 2017. These trees were green with about 50% of the crown showing infestation. By Spring 2017 they were dead and 7 months later were in the process of complete structural failure.




Here at Carolina Tree Care, we care about the canopies of the Carolinas and want to ensure your Ash is protected. Our Arborist consultation offers a free opportunity to document all ash trees on your property and plan accordingly by noting costs of protection vs. removal. By planning ahead, budgets can be adjusted and unnecessary expenses avoided.

Browning Leyland Cypress found in Waxhaw, NC

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Leyland cypress trees are a great landscape addition, and very popular throughout North Carolina.

The recent wet weather months can leave leyland trees susceptible to disease if not properly treated. We've recently spotted leyland's in Waxhaw, NC showing signs of distress. The symptoms we've seen mimic severe stress - needles browning and and falling off.

Ensure your Leyland Cypress